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Sunderland to celebrate Chinese New Year

Sunderland to celebrate Chinese New Year

The city of Sunderland will be hosting its first ever Chinese New Year celebrations to celebrate the Year of the Monkey.  A full programme of events including an appearance by dragons and traditional lion dancing will take place at Keel Square on Sunday, Feb 7, with the hope that hundreds of families […]

New £26.5m investment to secure 300 jobs at Nissan Sunderland

New £26.5m investment to secure 300 jobs at Nissan Sunderland

Nissan have announced a vote of confidence in European manufacturing by awarding production of future generation electric vehicle (EV) batteries to the company’s manufacturing facility in Sunderland. Representing a £26.5m investment, this commitment will safeguard 300 highly-skilled jobs in manufacturing, maintenance and engineering at Nissan’s advanced lithium-ion battery plant in […]

Tata is expected to announce around 1,000 job cuts at plants including Port Talbot and Llanwern in south Wales. See PA story INDUSTRY Steel./Photo by: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Jobs to be lost at Hartlepool steel plant

Tata Steel UK have announced “cost-saving proposals”, which could lead to job losses at its Hartlepool steel plant.  The plant would see 100 jobs go at the steel mill in Hartlepool, with a total of 1,050 jobs potentially being lost in other Tata Steel UK warehouses and support centres. The company, an indirect […]

Photo: Suzanne Slater, regional manager for the business and professional sector for NECC/NECC.

NECC rated “good” by OFSTED inspectors

The North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) has been awarded a rating of “good” for its training services by national regulatory service OFSTED. Inspectors visited the NECC at the end of last year. They observed teaching, learning and assessment, while also taking into account feedback from students and employers themselves. The NECC […]